If you're over a size 9 when it comes to footwear, then Kat's covered your needs magnificently. Bookmark her research and you'll never want for pretty shoes again.
But what if you're at the other end of the shoe spectrum? Finding a decent pair of shoes if you're below a size 4 can be a right pain if you don't want to venture into Gap Kids. Thankfully, more and more shops are stocking size 1, 2 and 3, and even size 13. I've rounded up a mixture of specialist shops for petite feet, and general retailers who've realised that selling footwear to fit more women can only be A Good Thing.
Petit Feet (from size 1)
Petit Feet do exactly what you'd expect from their name, stocking only shoes in sizes 1, 2 or 3. An excellent search function makes it easy to search by size, colour or heel height. They're currently awaiting new spring/summer stock so keep checking back for a full range. In the meantime, these leopard print low heels are just £20 and these exciting (and apparently very comfortable) glitter platforms are £36.
The Little Shoe Shop (from size 13)
If you're in London, you can pop to The Little Shoe Shop in Marylebone. If not, have a browse online. They're one of few shops to go even smaller than a size 1. They're not cheap - I couldn't see much under £100 - but look like they're made to last. These purple patent heels are £116.55, or pick up these crossover strappy sandals for summer.
Javari (from size 2)
One-day delivery and free returns mean you can go crazy ordering from Javari, try your shoes on at home, and send back any you don't like. Nice and easy. Javari was built by Amazon and features a similarly huge range and brilliant search function (don't just search by 'heels' - narrow it right down to 'mary jane heels' or even 'exotic heels'. Ooh err). Pick up some quilted leather ballet pumps for £75, Fly London wedge heels in a range of colours for £62.99, or this polka-dot pair for £55.
Upper Street (from size 1.5)
You've probably already played around on the Upper Street website, designing your favourite pair of shoes. They're a rather fabulous way of creating your perfect pair (they come in half-sizes and with a choice of width fittings), but spendy at £195-£265 plus extra for embellishments. Even if you're not investing, read their design tips for small shoes that could stand you in good stead when shopping for your next pair, wherever they come from.
Clarks (from size 2)
We've been feeling the Clarks love in Sluttery HQ lately - their latest collection is ticking all our boxes. They've got only two perfunctory pairs in size 2/2.5, sadly, but go up to size 3 and boom, over 200 pairs to choose from. They include these Cassie Shore heels from their Liberty collection, the cut out brogues we were drooling over, coral pumps you can roll up and throw in your bag, and gold leather court shoes.
Aldo (from size 3)
Not everything at Aldo is brilliantly comfortable, so pop into a branch to try them on if you can. I'm quite a fan of these pixellated heels that look like they've been blurred out on Crimewatch, and these mid-heels in yellow are satisfyingly springlike.
Small Measures (from size 1)
Based on the Isle of Wight, Small Measures were originally set up by a family of small footed women. They have remarkably good prices - these two tone brogues are just £20. Their website isn't the prettiest and they have limited photos, plus I've never bought from them so can't vouch for them, but they might be worth a punt.
Irregular Choice (from 2.5)
You'll either love or hate the madly creative shoes from Irregular Choice. Actually, women tend to love them while men say "good LORD what are those mad things on your feet?" You can't search by size so you'll have to click on your favourites and cross your fingers they come in your size. I'm smitten with these Mhairi shoes which are a whopping £89.99 (please be in the sale, please be in the sale...).
ASOS (from size 3)
ASOS have a remarkable range of size 3 shoes - over 1000 pairs. Price-wise, they range from from simple £18 t-bar ballet flats to to
£205 Sam Edelman spiked mega heels. And I can't not mention these floral print Ted Baker shoes with gold lining. Or these espadrille flatforms (such an inelegant word) that you could run around in all summer.